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  1. Enclosed a posting I made the other day and someone suggested I ask you.

    Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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    Posted Wednesday at 11:14 AM (edited)

    I am building the Revell 1/72 DC 4 in South African Airways livery used during the late fifties and will be using the Transport Wings decal set.

    Some  sections of the blue will be airbrushed and need to match the colour used in the decal exactly. So far I have been unsuccessful in obtaining

    an acceptable mix with my Tamiya acrylics

    Would anyone perhaps have a mixing formula for this blue with a hint of green colour.

    According to official South African Airways documentation the blue livery was BAC 5025 (Boeing Aircraft  Corporation) 

    but no  examples  in print could be found anywhere.

    I  hope someone can help.............

     

    Cheers,

    Etienne.

     

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  2. The nose from the cockpit (my version, see photo.... is slightly different from the decal version) and the nacelles because of the curvature and uneven surfaces. (decals do not like curves) I'll look into the Humbrol shades, ..........thanks.
  3. I am building the Revell 1/72 DC 4 in South African Airways livery used during the late fifties and will be using the Transport Wings decal set. Some sections of the blue will be airbrushed and need to match the colour used in the decal exactly. So far I have been unsuccessful in obtaining an acceptable mix with my Tamiya acrylics Would anyone perhaps have a mixing formula for this blue with a hint of green colour. According to official South African Airways documentation the blue livery was BAC 5025 (Boeing Aircraft Corporation) but no examples in print could be found anywhere. I hope someone can help............. Cheers, Etienne.
  4. Great build and VERY good and convincing finish Russ. Added to this your photography is the work of a real pro........ the whole subject in almost perfect focus. Would love to hear some more on your shoot............ like . aperture, depth of field, lens setting etc. Just don't tell me it is a point and shoot job Cheers, Etienne.
  5. Thanks Greg and others.......... I am not sure but this is how this version was described in the great wartime color film by the Bristol co. See here; https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-bristols-industries-1939-online
  6. The enclosed photo, taken from a 1939 colour film inspired me to give the Classic Airframes kit a go. Apart from the main wheels being undersize the kit looks the part in spite of its age. Opening the sliding cockpit roof and adding two figures were the only additions to an otherwise straight forward build. Cheers, Etienne.
  7. Agreed Trevor............the red is not standard.
  8. I go with Ian Huntley.......................
  9. Hi chaps, The image in question ( with the Balkenkreuz ) was found on the internet more than eight years ago, but a quick search could not relocate the website. I do recall that parts of the fuselage and wing were very fuzzy and dark and had to be lightened to conform to the rest of the photo. In these parts I added colour but used the identical colours that were on the "better" part of the photo. ..........so yes, about 10% was added by me, but only to present an overall viewable image Have a look here for another colour image of the same aircraft. https://captured-wings.wikia.org/wiki/N3277 Cheers. Etienne PS commiserations with the football.....
  10. Hi there Tim, Short answer,.....................I dunnow. Cheers, Etienne,
  11. rossm, This is a screen grab from a period colour film that was presented on this forum a while ago. I only enhanced the colours to normal tones. The Lysander is an original colour photo that appeared in Aeroplane mag. many moons ago. cheers.
  12. The roundel ratio on this new Blenheim is not strictly 2:5.......with the red slightly bigger than the "normal" as seen on the Lysander from the same period. Could this be a slip by the paint shop or something else? I am planning to build this and I suppose the roundel will have to be hand painted.
  13. Splendid Job with the decals mate.............. The REAL cherry on the cake would be,,,,,,,,,, to find a colour version of the subject! Cheers, Etienne.
  14. Non UK members, go to the IWM film section ..........I have just now viewed it there. Looks like some candidates there .......................
  15. Tony, it's been sitting in my flickr site for five years ..................
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